International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part A
Rekindle maxillofacial prosthesis with extra oral implants as retention system
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Anisha Rajani, Dr. Gaurang Mistry, Dr. Charushila Sardar and Dr. Ashwini Kini
Maxillofacial defects have always lead to significant deterioration in a patient’s quality of life leading to emotional burden requiring rehabilitation. The use of craniofacial implants is an effective treatment to offer the potential improvement in quality of life of patients with such deformities.
Brane mark succeeded in 1950s in discovering that titanium was made suitable for implants through the concept of Osseo integration. The rehabilitation of extra oral defects with implant retained prosthesis became important with the development of modern silicones and bone anchorage. With the evolution of Osseo integrated implants in maxillofacial prosthetic, rehabilitative procedures have greatly changed, as conventional methods are usually associated with patient’s distress. These Implants have improved the Retention, stability and aesthetics and helped in reducing the problems by other retentive methods. Extra oral implants are currently used in oncology and trauma patients with intraoral soft and hard tissue defects with more pleasing aesthetics and more functional prosthesis. This article outlines the important features of extra-oral implant ology in maxillofacial prosthesis.
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Dr. Anisha Rajani, Dr. Gaurang Mistry, Dr. Charushila Sardar, Dr. Ashwini Kini. Rekindle maxillofacial prosthesis with extra oral implants as retention system. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):01-06.